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Serving Quincy and Surrounding Areas Since 1866 Santa Claus town The of Santa is never hard to find, but he was l eulerly merry as he held 1-year-old Taig, who was auditioning for a pasition as a reindonr. Taig is owned by Kristen Glmhel, of Meadow Val- ley. On a more ierious note, when Santa asked Jack Flanigan what he wanted fer Christmas, It took a little encourage- meet to get him to think about himself. He asked for house slippers for his dad, something nice for his morn, and then eve tually what he wonM like for Idleself began to pour out. Metcalf By Dave Keller in a football program because Staff Writer the school needs to somehow The Feather River College reverse enrollment declines. trustees moved a step closer Elliott also questioned the last week to approving plans facuRy's lack of support for for a football program in the the program. fall. "I have not seen a lot of ef- Although the trustees willfort by the faculty to turn it not officially vote on the pro- around," Elliott said about posal until later this month, the decline in enrollment. they showed their desire to back the plan at a Nov. 29Im~'u~rs anxious meeting. The board's willingness to The trustees indicated back the plan contrasts with their backing after listening the anxious feelings from in- to conflicting views on the structors. plan. Ken Cawley, president of Trustee Bill Elliott called the academic senate, shared the plan "an action that has a the faculty's concerns with reasonable chance" of being a the trustees. success. Cawley said that, during a Elliott, like others at the college, said he is interested See F~C, page 16A I I !I By DeIIxa Coates still operating." Managing Editor Deficit spending means Of Plumas Unified School that the school district is District's $25 million budget spending more money than for this school year, justit's bringing in. The district $14,803 is not earmarked for a is only able to cover all of its particular expenditure, expenses by using money "So, we'd have $14,000 from reserve accounts. By available for raises?" school law, the district is required board trustee Kathy Price to maintain a reserve for un- asked the school district's di- fc~reseen expendRures. rector of btmina , Bob McEI- The school district is also haney, spending anticipated rev- McElhaney presented the enues, rather than waiting latest financial picture to the for the money to be received, school board during its No. then budgeting it. For exam- vember meeting in ple, the school district is Greenville. After carefully spending anticipated forest reviewlng 23 pages of figures, timber receipts, a policy, an audience member asked Price said, the district tried McElhaney what it all meant, to get away from. "We're deficit spending," "There was a mandate he said, "but we have an ade- from the public that we not quate fund balance." do that," Price said. School board president Bet- McElhaney said that two ty Bishop had a slightly dif- years' worth of timber re- ferent answer; "We don't ceipts were used to pay for have as much money as we raises, leaving just over thought we did, but we're $1,000 in the account. High schools compete at Chester Wrestling Invitational. See page 1C. Family rocks and rolls. See page 12B. Obituaries: Page 3B Opinion: Page 10B Classifl Js: Page 2D Letters: Page 11B Potential 19 can- PUblic off'me sub- signatures last the signatures, uired to be March 5 ballot, first step in step of a decla- must con. of 20 reg- County voters to nominate for public are due Dec. I :urn -in 7, except in a few races. Because incumbent Don Clark is not seeking another term, the deadline has been extended to Dec. 12. That also is the case for county treasurer-tax collec- tor and county clerk- recorder. The respective incum- bents, Barbara Coates and Judith Wells, are not seeking new terms. In addition, if District At- torney James Reichle choos- es not to run, the deadline for that seat will be extended Dec. 12 as well. The purpose of In-lieu sig- natures Ls to assist candi- dates in decreasing the fees that must be pald to be placed Both Susie Grant and Gin- the signatures are verified. Janet Hedrlck, Ole Olsen, on the ballot, ny Dunbar are seeking the In the district attorney's and Kathy Price--have not Those petitions were sub- position of county treasurer- race, current Deputy District submitted in-lieu petitions. mitted to the county elections tax collector. Attorney Jeff Cunan filedRalph Wittick, who had tak- clerkNov. 26. Dunbar has collected 4741,253 signatures, which en out papers, has decided In the race for Plumas signatures, while Grant gath- would reduce his filing fee to not to continue with his can- County sheriff, incumbent ered 470 signatures, about $22. didacy. Instead, he is throw- Len Gardner submitted 320 Assuming that each of the Incumbent Reichle, who ing his support to Barnard. signatures, possibly lowering signatures are verified, each has been elected to threeOnly two candidates--in- his filing fees from $672 to candidate will reduce the terms, turned in 53 signs- cumbent Supervisor BilI Den- about $505. $556 filing fee by about $200. tures, decreasing his filing nison and incumbent Auditor Terry Bergstrand, who has In the race for county fee to about $682. Mike Tedrick--have submit- been Gardner's right-handc!erk.recorder, Kathy man as undersherifffor near- Williams has collected 1,100 Meanwhile, in the crowdedted their nomination papers. ly three years, collected more signatures, potentially reduc- race for District 5 supervisor, They are both unchallenged than twice as many signs, ing her filing fee from $,556 to only Theresa McElwain sub- so far. tures, about $83. mitted signatures. County Assessor Charles Bergstrand's 680 signs- The second candidate, Her 303 signatures shouldLeonhardt and County Super- tures, collected in little more Dorothy Miller, collected 333 eliminate the $300 f'fling fee. intendent of Schools Dennis than a week, would lessen his signatures, decreasing her The other candidates--KenWilliams are not expected to ffling fee to about $318. filing fees to about $413 ifali Barnard, Tom Conrolly, have any challengers.